About the Chapter
Saint Joseph’s Medical Alumni Chapter is committed to enhancing the experience for alumni and current students pursuing careers in the health sciences. They are a principled and busy group of graduates, hosting several events each year to promote the responsible study and practice of the healing art, serve as a source of information, support, guidance and education. They assist in advancing healthcare related studies at the University through expertise sharing, collaboration and philanthropy.


The chapter plans and hosts several events throughout the year. The Medical Alumni Chapter honors fellow professionals with Medical Alumni Awards, including the Edward C. Bradley, S.J. ’51 Medical Alumni Award and the Reverend Clarence E. Shaffrey, S.J. Award.

In addition to the awards, Medical Alumni events include professional networking dinners, speakers, industry panels, and social events. Medical Alumni connect with students events such as Dinner with a Doc, and through the Medical Alumni Student Awards.   Each spring, the Medical Alumni Chapter also hosts the Pathophysiology Lecture Series on Thursdays at lunch for current students to hear from experts in a variety of specialties. 

How to get involved

Alumni can participate in a variety of ways, including signing up to receive communication about upcoming events, becoming a mentor, getting involved as a chapter officer, and helping the group grow by inviting former classmates to attend upcoming events and connect with the chapter.

Questions? Contact Shannon Groves | Director, Alumni Networks | 610-660-3294 |

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Chapter Members

Tony DelConte, M.D. ’80
Marianne Ritchie Gordon ’76 Secretary - Treasurer
David O'Gurek ’04
Al DiGiovanni, M.D. ’53
Lesly D'Ambola, D.O. ’82
Joseph Horstmann, M.D. ’68
Michael Cenar, D.O ’73

John LaRatta, D.O ’89
Bartholomew Tortella, M.D. ’75

Peter Kowey, M.D. ’71



Philadelphia - Join this campus-wide celebration!

Medical Alumni Awards

Philadelphia - Join the chapter in honoring Jim Withers, M.D., and Jon B. Morris, M.D., with the Shaffrey and Bradley Awards.

Alumni Gala

Philadelphia - Join Hawks for a night of dinner and dancing to honor Anthony A. Nichols Sr. ’67 with the Shield of Loyola.

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